Sunday, March 04, 2007

42

I had a birthday today. It was great. My sister whisked me off for coffee in the morning. My honey made me a birthday cake (and schemed with my girl to have her help decorate it while I was out doing the grocery shopping.) Then he took me and my girl out to a very yummy dinner. I haven't had a homemade birthday cake since I was a kid. It was extremely chocolately and delicious.
I have to say that so far my 40s are pretty awesome. Most of my 20s were spent searching for some elusive prize I never found. My 30s were spent mostly confused, wondering how the hell I had ended up that way and feeling resigned to having to spend the rest of my life avoiding or enduring the consequences of the choices I had made. Now I finally feel like I'm where I belong and together with the one I belong with.
Youth gets all the hype in this culture, but I'm finding that this "mid-life" phase is way better than I ever expected.

5 comments:

Kinuk said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great day with your boyfriend and daughter.

I also find that I enjoy my life more as I get older. ht

Bob said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you, Pam!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! May they continue to get better.

Pam said...

Thanks for all the birthday salutations (my favorite Charlotte's Web word)! Any occasion that serves as an excuse to eat cake is all right with me.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! CHEER UP AND HAVE A FUN TIME WITH YOUR MATES!